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Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Overview and Statistics


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Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Overview and Statistics

Within the market there is a dynamic shift among customers to fibre networks, as this infrastructure is being built out by nbn (NBN Co), the company responsible for the national broadband deployment. Australia's broadband sector is making improved progress in its migration to a multi-technology NBN.

Growth in the overall number of broadband subscribers is expected to continue to slow further into 2018, with most growth coming from the mobile wireless and fibre broadband markets, due to increased uptake by the nbn is these two segments.

The DSL sector is expected to shrink as customers are migrated to the NBN in areas where services become available, while subscribers on HFC infrastructure will continue to be provided by existing cable within the NBN's multi-technology mix. Commercial cable services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard are anticipated later in 2018.

The DSL sector is still showing resilience as operators make greater use of VDSL, while nbn has trialled G.fast technology and expects to provide services shortly.

By 2017 two million homes and businesses were connected to the NBN, out of a total of 4.5 million premises that can order a retail service over the network. NBN at this time was one quarter of the way towards its goal of connecting eight million homes and businesses by 2020.

Internationally, the adoption of broadband ranks Australia below many other developed countries, however has seen a moderate increase over the past two years due to the continued rollout of the nbn.

Consolidation within the broadband market, with some key acquisitions having taken place among fixed broadband service providers, will provide greater reach and scale for operators in coming years.

Key developments:

Fixed-line broadband, nbn statistics, brownfield sites, SkyMuster satellite, Foxtel, ACMA market report, ABS data, Akamai broadband survey data, recent market developments, ADSL2+; VDSL2 deployments, DOCSIS3.1. nbn trialling G.fast technology, DSLAM; technology upgrades, DSL vectoring developments; ABS broadband market data.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Optus, Telstra, nbn (NBN Co), iiNet, TPG, TransACT, M2, iiNet, Optus, Primus


1. Synopsis
2. Market Analysis and developments
2.1 Market Analysis
2.2 Brief overview of the NBN
2.3 Regional improvements
2.4 Data limiting
3. Fixed Broadband Subscriber Statistics
3.1 Total Market statistics
3.2 Market share statistics by platform
3.3 Market share statistics by Provider
3.4 Access revenues
4. Fixed Broadband market consolidation
5. Forecasts Fixed broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
6. Statistics
6.1 NBN statistics
6.2 Broadband Subscribers by Business, Government and Household
6.3 Broadband speeds
6.4 Broadband traffic
7. Australian Business Broadband Market
8. DSL infrastructure
8.1 Overview
8.2 DSLAM infrastructure
8.2.1 Key providers
8.2.2 ADSL2+ enabled exchanges
8.3 FttN and VDSL
9. Related reports
Table 1 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless 2011 - 2017
Table 2 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless, annual growth 2012 - 2017
Table 3 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless, market share 2011 - 2017
Table 4 Historical - Total broadband subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2011
Table 5 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type 2011 - 2016
Table 6 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type, annual growth 2012 - 2016
Table 7 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type, market share 2011 - 2016
Table 8 Fixed Broadband Subscribers DSL, Cable, Fibre 2011 - 2016
Table 9 Historical - Broadband market share by technology 2008 - 2015
Table 10 Fixed Broadband retail subscribers (thousands) by major provider 2010 - 2016
Table 11 Fixed Broadband retail subscriber annual growth by major provider 2011 - 2016
Table 12 Fixed Broadband retail subscribers market share by major provider 2014 - 2016
Table 13 Historic - Total business and residential broadband subscribers
Table 14 Telstra broadband subscribers by sector 2007 2016
Table 15 Historic - Broadband revenues by major provider 2005 - 2015
Table 16 Historic - Annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider 2006 - 2015
Table 17 Historic - Market share of broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2015
Table 18 Number of ISPs by size in the Australian market 2008 - 2017
Table 19 Australia fixed broadband subscriber forecast 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 20 NBN premises activated 2014 - 2017
Table 21 NBN premises activated by platform 2016 - 2017
Table 22 NBN premises serviceable by platform 2016 - 2017
Table 23 NBN premises activated by platform 2014 - 2016
Table 24 NBN premises serviceable by platform 2014 - 2016
Table 25 NBN fibre premises serviceable by type 2012 2016
Table 26 NBN fibre premises activated 2011 2016
Table 27 Historic - Business, government and household broadband internet subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 28 Subscribers' average broadband speed 2010 - 2017
Table 29 Average SVoD streaming speed by broadband service provider (Mb/s) 2015 - 2017
Table 30 Internet subscribers by download speed and proportion of subscribers Dec 2016
Table 31 Historic - Proportion of internet subscribers by download speed 2009 - 2015
Table 32 Historic - Internet subscribers by download speed 2008 - 2015
Table 33 Terabytes of data downloaded by access technology 2008 - 2016
Table 34 Annual change in data downloaded by access technology 2011 - 2016
Table 35 Average data downloaded per subscriber (fixed-line and mobile) 2013 - 2016
Table 36 DSL broadband subscribers 2008 2017
Table 37 Historic - DSL subscribers and availability by state/territory 2013
Table 38 Historic - DSL premises affected by distance from exchange 2013
Table 39 Historic - Number of DSLAMs by major providers
Table 40 Historic - Total number of DSLAMs
Table 41 Number of ADSL and ADSL2+-enabled exchanges 2013 - 2016
Table 42 Fibre Access Broadband (FAB) exchanges November 2015
Chart 1 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless 2011 - 2017
Chart 2 Fixed Broadband Subscribers DSL, Cable, Fibre 2011 - 2016

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